List of Rhode Island state parks

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This list of Rhode Island state parks shows 23 state parks and state beaches found in Rhode Island, USA.

State parks[edit]

Name County Town Area / Length Estab-
lished
Image Remarks
Beavertail State Park Newport Jamestown 153 acres 62 hectares 1980
Beavertail Light from the water 2007.jpg
Operational lighthouse, ocean views
Blackstone River Bikeway State Park Providence Woonsocket,
Lincoln,
Cumberland
11.5 miles 18.5 kilometres 1998
Blackstone-River-Bikeway.jpg
One leg of the East Coast Greenway
Brenton Point State Park Newport Newport 88.9 acres 36.0 hectares 1974
Brenton Point in Newport Rhode Island RI USA.jpg
Host site of the Newport Kite Festival
Burlingame State Park Washington Charlestown 3,100 acres 1,300 hectares 1934
Watchaug Pond.JPG
Camping and recreation on and around Watchaug Pond
Colt State Park Bristol Bristol 464 acres 188 hectares 1968
Colt state park.jpg
The "Jewel" of the state park system
East Bay Bike Path State Park Providence,
Bristol
East Providence,
Barrington,
Warren
14.5 miles 23.3 kilometres 1987
East Bay Bike Path.jpg
Another leg of the East Coast Greenway
Fishermen's Memorial State Park Washington Narragansett 91 acres 37 hectares 1970
Point Judith Fisherman's Memorial.jpg
Oceanside camping
Fort Adams State Park Newport Newport 100 acres 40 hectares 1965
FortAdamsNewportRI.jpg
Site of the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival
Fort Wetherill State Park Newport Jamestown 61.5 acres 24.9 hectares 1972
Fort wetherill4.JPG
Sightseeing, scuba diving
Goddard Memorial State Park Kent Warwick 490 acres 200 hectares 1930 Golf course, bridle trails, swimming, performing arts center
Haines Memorial State Park Bristol Barrington 102 acres 41 hectares 1911 Boating access to Narragansett Bay
Lincoln Woods State Park Providence Lincoln 627 acres 254 hectares 1974
Lincoln Woods State Park in Rhode Island USA.jpg
Freshwater beaches on Olney Pond
Snake Den State Park Providence Johnston 1,000 acres 400 hectares 1969
Dame Farm, Snake Den Park.jpg
Undeveloped historic farm property
World War II Memorial State Park Providence Woonsocket 14 acres 5.7 hectares 1977 Urban park in process of reverting to local oversight

State beaches[edit]

Name County Town Area Estab-
lished
Image Remarks
Charlestown Breachway State Beach Washington Charlestown 14 acres 5.7 hectares 1952 Camping, beach activities
East Beach State Beach Washington Charlestown 250 acres 100 hectares 2006 Small, seasonal campground
East Matunuck State Beach Washington South Kingstown 144 acres 58 hectares 1956 Modern beach pavilion opened in 2012
Fort Adams State Beach Newport Newport 100 acres 40 hectares 1965 Part of Fort Adams State Park
Goddard Memorial State Beach Kent Warwick 490 acres 200 hectares 1930 Part of Goddard Memorial State Park
Misquamicut State Beach Washington Westerly 51 acres 21 hectares 1959
Misquamicut.jpg
Site of spring and fall music festivals
Roger Wheeler State Beach Washington Narragansett 27 acres 11 hectares 1929 Facilities redesigned and renovated in 1997
Salty Brine State Beach Washington Narragansett 1.3 acres 0.53 hectares 1954 New beach pavilion and boardwalk added in 2010
Scarborough State Beach Complex Washington Narragansett 30 acres 12 hectares 1937 Swimming, observation tower, boardwalk

References[edit]

Note: All data come from the respective state park's webpage unless otherwise noted.

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